Two birds in the hand…

23 04 2012

 

The Gang dropped by Peter Dunne’s studio on Saturday to check out Megsie’s portrait – all done bar the tweaking. Kinda cute…especially the parrot!





Glass spotto, from Dr Gerry…

19 04 2012

We rather fancy this…

 

 

Views of ‘WATER’, 2012.  It is the first of a series of wind powered kinetic works. Glass & steel. 3000 mm long. First shown at the Palmer Sculpture Exhibition, Palmer, South Australia.

The work was inspired by seeing the seemingly bottomless pale blue pools in the thermal area of Iceland. The Palmer area is noticeably a low rainfall landscape subject to virtually continuous wind. This fed the inspiration as the work developed.  
  
With regards,
Gerry King

Photos by Grant Hancock





Well, we’ll be fucked…

19 04 2012

Excuse the French, but we hope they sought Timmy’s permission…

 

 

Goodness gracious, what next?

[Wonder if they factored in the ‘ugly blister’ element of the title? n(Ed)]





Off to Burma…

3 04 2012

Well darlings, it’s true, tomorrow morning we’re off to our favourite place (bar home) yet again – and still without posting our fave highlights from last year. Ah, doesn’t matter, too much to do, too much to see. Who cares except us, anyhow.

So we’re just going to drop in a little Mandalay chandelier and glass-mosaic-o-rama to whet the collective whistle. Oh God, but how beautiful it is…

 

 

We can’t get enough of it obviously. And yes, we’re off for more of the same, and MORE.

The Gang’s arriving in Rangoon on Thursday morning, the day of the official election result  announcements – so the place will well and truly be going off.

We’ll be back in 2 weeks….maybe. If we can tear ourselves away.

The Poo, naturally, is coming too.





Wedding of the Year…

2 04 2012

Well there was nothing more momentous than this happening in 2012, that’s for sure – Shay and Les tied the proverbial knot.

 

 

How adorable it was, and how priviledged we were to be included.

We love youse guys.

Snaps of the ceremonials, the gorgeous reception on the terrace of the National Library and the ultimate recovery/Dicko Pool partay here. Too damned good.





Hard to go past…

2 04 2012

 

(G)Spotted at yesterday’s pool party recovery, following Shay and Les’s wedding. Yummy!!

Highlights to come.





The National Student Art Glass Prize…

1 04 2012

 

Don’t fret if you missed the opening (the Gang did tooit clashed with the Tweed River opening of TdF), this show runs until 16th June so there’s plenty of time to mosey across.

Meanwhile Michael’s been kind enough to send all the g(l)oss, from the announcement of the winner…

 

 

…to lots of lovely snaps…

 

 

…and the catalogue essay…

 

Encouraging the next generation 

The National Student Art Glass Prize 2012 (NSAGP) rewards creativity, innovation and quality. It’s not the artist’s reputation or name being judged but the artistic merit technique and innovation behind their art practice. The NSAGP is an acquisitive prize and is open to all artists studying art glass at an Australian University. The quality of work coming out of these institutions meant the inaugural biennial NSAGP (2010) had 40 artists from around Australia short-listed and was then reduced to 24 finalists with Belinda Toll from Australian National University in Canberra, taking out the top award. This year 45 artists have been short-listed and from this 30 finalists have been chosen.

The NSAGP exhibition is an eagerly anticipated opportunity to view a cross section of art glass being produced in this country and is a major highlight on the Australian art glass calendar. The passion and commitment shown by the lecturers, tutors and academics from Sydney College of the Arts at University of Sydney, Monash University in Victoria, South Australian School of Art at University of South Australia, The School of Art at the Australian National University in Canberra, Edith Cowan University in  Western Australian is overwhelming and inspiring.

As with the inaugural 2010 NSAGP,  the winner of the 2012 prize will not only have their work acquired into the National Art Glass Collection but will receive two Masterclasses at the renowned North Lands Creative Glass Centre on the north east coast of Scotland as part of North Lands International Masterclasses and Conference Program.

The Australian studio glass community is highly professional; this is due in large part to the institutions and the training artists receive. It is because of this professional attitude and the vast variety of techniques that national and international collectors have a passion for Australian contemporary art glass.

Australian institutions are having on the next generation of art glass practitioners and offers a glimpse into the future of this magnificent art form.

The national and international recognition of the NSAGP continues to expand and to fulfil one of its core task’s; to help develop and promote the profile of new artists. Once again the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery is delighted by the quality of work on display and is proud to be fostering the next generation of Australian contemporary art glass makers. 

 

Our own faves were Emma Borland…

 

 

Spike Deane (which we’ve shown before)…

 

 

and Marcaela Faithfull…

 

 

Especially the last; so sweet we could eat it.

All refreshingly fun (ie not taking themselves so bloody seriously – which is an artform in itself, we reckon.)

Flick through the snaps here.